Diogo Morgado's 'Profound' 'Son Of God' Experience

Diogo Morgado's 'Profound' 'Son Of God' Experience

Diogo Morgado joins Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Access Hollywood Live to discuss his return to the role of Jesus for the Biblical movie “Son of God.” How has the role changed him? And did he know there would be a feature film in the works after the History Channel’s miniseries “The Bible” was such a hit? “Son of God” is in theaters February 28.

Up next, the man with the beautiful donkey. Everything will follow. You'll be -- through me. Epic, "Son of god." The movie opens Friday. You were here a year ago. For "The bible." Exactly, one year ago. What was life like after "The bible" hit? It's tremendous when you have the chance of doing something that reaches out to the whole world, you know? So the whole experience of having people all over the world reaching out to me, it's just one of them and something -- it was something new to me, you know? And at the same time, it was like while I was shooting, I was not having -- I was not aware that the profound message and how strong would be the impact. You know? So probably because I had to be conscious of what I was doing. But now, one year later, every day I keep surprising myself. And by the faction and the love. Did you know while filming the bible mini series for history channel that you would be filming "The son of god"? Actually, the idea came out while we were shooting it. Daily -- not daily, but weekly we were getting the crew and cast and we were seeing rushes in this big screen. And I think it's something about watching the thing like with a group and sitting in a big screen that makes it different, you know? So the idea, you know what? We should have been doing a movie. And so the idea -- because you were basically doing a movie. The bible mini series was epic. Absolutely. So we shot extra screens and took some extra time hoping that mid throw you guys started shooting some son of god footage. Absolutely. The double that looks like president Obama, does he make it into movie? And was that -- were you all surprised by that? Actually, this particular picture, he's one of the best. So we hire him because he's one of the best. But you can get the movie -- not because of that, but basically because this is a close up of the life of Jesus and it is an epic story and a wider aspect of his life, but it is also a personal and emotional and spiritual journey. So it is an intimate story, as well. This is life, death and resurrection. And resurrection. The last time the whole life of Jesus was on a big screen, it was almost 50 years ago. So there's a whole new young generation that has an image like young Jesus that have a connection. And there's a lot of young kids out there that don't know about Jesus. Pressure. You're playing Jesus and -- I wanted to stay away from that thought. Because the sponltd is so huge and the pressure that I put on myself, it was so big that I just wanted to be focused and be in the -- for what I was doing. You mean bible, greatest stories ever told and passion of the Christ ten years ago, $685 million worldwide, it's shocking to me that it's been ten years that we've had, you know, Jesus on the big screen. It could sell a ticket or two. Maybe next time you could do something lighter, a little romantic comedy. The doctor. I used to say that it's all in the healing feel. The healer. Now, are you -- did you grow up in a household of faith and -- Yeah. I grew up and so it was really good. I knew the responsibility and I knew basically all the bible and all the stories and the lessons of the bible. So the good thing about this movie is it's not just for believers. This is a story about love and compassion. So regardless of what you believe, I think the world is craving for something like this, something that can bring you hope and understand probably there's certain things that are more reachable to us than we actually think. We tend politicize about religion and getting love is -- sometimes it's as simple as a smile or saying, you know what? I love you guys. Sometimes it's as simple as this. Do you need a hug? I need a hug. I might need a little hug. We've got to hug Jesus. I love you. "Son of god" opens this Friday. Straight ahead from sochi,